Mosquito Control

mosquitoThe Village of Montgomery has a two-prong community-wide mosquito abatement program in place to minimize mosquito populations in the area.

The Village contracts with Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc., a mosquito abatement service that provides both truck-spray and helicopter applications that target both mosquito larva and adults.

The second control method involves the placement of larval control briquettes in street inlets, ditches, low-lying floodwater areas, and other places where stagnant water would promote mosquito development. These briquettes are placed by public works employees licensed through the Department of Agriculture specifically for mosquito control.

Any service customer or resident in our service area may sign-up for the Customer Portal through Clarke's website. once registered with the Clarke Customer Portal, customers and residents can elect to receive advance treatment notifications by email or text before a mosquito control service is performed in their community. 

Residents can contact Clarke's mosquito hotline at 800-942-2555 and follow the prompts to option 4 to have their names added to a call list, which authorizes Clarke to notify those residents when trucks will be out.

West Nile Virus is transferred when mosquitoes that have bitten a bird carrying the virus then bite a human. For humans, the only risk of contracting the West Nile Virus comes from mosquito bites – it is not spread by person-to-person or bird-to-person contact.

Take the following steps to protect yourself and your family in the fight against mosquito-borne viruses:

  • If outdoors during prime mosquito hours, dress in light-colored, long-sleeved clothing, long pants, and socks. Apply mosquito repellent with DEET to clothing and exposed skin in accordance with label directions.
  • Discard any outdoor container that might hold water. Empty water from wading pools or birdbaths once a week.
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well-trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there.
  • Please see the attached pamphlet (PDF) for more information on mosquito control.
  • For the latest information on West Nile Virus, consult the Illinois Department of Health.

Help make our community more livable, safe, and comfortable.
Follow the Yard & Home Checklist to help control breeding sources.

  • Get rid of old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, bottles, or any water-holding containers.
  • Fill in or drain any low places (puddles, ruts) in your yard. 
  • Clean gutter periodically.
  • Keep drains, ditches, and culverts clean of weeds and trash so water will drain properly.
  • Cover trash containers to keep out rainwater.
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets.
  • Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store them indoors when not in use. 
  • Make sure your backyard pool is properly cared for while on vacation. 
  • Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water with sand and concrete.
  • Change the water in birdbaths and plant pots or drip trays at least once each week. 
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well-trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there. 


Clarke Mosquito Truck